Wednesday, July 6, 2011
The Three Faces of Eve
Here in The Three Faces of Eve, Woodward plays Eve White, a timid Southern housewife. She suffers from multiple personality disorder, her two other personalities the lively Eve Black and the refined Jane.
I admire Woodward's work in this because of her ability to switch personalities in the blink of an eye. One minute she's the quiet Eve White, the next minute she's the vivacious Eve Black. And bear in mind that The Three Faces of Eve was only Woodward's third movie (and released a year before she married Paul Newman). That showed Hollywood that a new talent has arrived.
Even with Woodward's performance, I felt there was something missing that would have made The Three Faces of Eve great. Perhaps the spark that was there when it was released but has now faded away. Still, it's a movie that's worth checking out.
My Rating: ****1/2